Saturday, January 29, 2011

And the devil says, "Amen"

The heart of man finds it difficult to believe that so great a treasure as the Holy Ghost is gotten by the mere hearing of faith. The hearer likes to reason like this: Forgiveness of sins, deliverance from death, the gift of the Holy Ghost, everlasting life are grand things. If you want to obtain these priceless benefits, you must engage in correspondingly great efforts. And the devil says, "Amen."


--Martin Luther
Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians, chapter 3
(1535)

1 comment:

George said...

Great quote Stephen.

Ephesians 2:8
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—